Philippe Coutinho seals season-long loan transfer to Bayern Munich handing Liverpool huge £18m cash windfall


PHILIPPE COUTINHO has finally ended his Barcelona misery by joining Bayern Munich.

Bayern will pay £7.78m to take the forward on a season-long loan with the option to buy him for £110m next summer.

Bayern Munich have agreed a deal with Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho

The Brazilian star has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp all summer.

Manchester United, old club Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham were all rumoured to be interested in the 27-year-old Brazilian forward.

Now he is heading to the Bundesliga giants to finalise his switch to Germany.

A Barca statement confirmed: “FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Philippe Coutinho to the German club for the 2019/20 season.

“Bayern Munich will pay 8.5 million euros and the player’s wages.

“The agreement also sees an option to buy for Bayern fixed at 120 million euros.”

The statement added: “FC Barcelona would like to thank to publicly thank Philippe Coutinho for his commitment and dedication wishes him all the best in this new stage of his career.”

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